#better_fuel -what is food? 🥑🍔🥦🍖
food is stuff we eat that fuels our body. right?
well, that’s one way to think about it.⛽️
food contains energy. or, more correctly, “chemical bonds that, when broken, are used to create atp, the fuel for our cells”.
but food also includes micronutrients, phytochemicals, zoochemicals, fiber, water, and perhaps even organic molecules that haven’t yet been discovered.
all of these substances play crucial roles in our body, even though they don’t necessarily “fuel” it directly. -
lets take “micronutrients” as an example:
vitamins and minerals:
we need vitamins and minerals in our diet.
without them, our body breaks down.
vitamin c (also known as ascorbic acid) is a powerful antioxidant that can help control inflammation and cellular damage.🍋🍊
the mineral magnesium plays a role in more than 300 enzyme systems and helps with protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood sugar control, blood pressure regulation, energy production, and transport of other minerals.
the list could go on and on.🧐
Lindsey is demonstrating the stability ball plank roll-out. these are a favorite in the studio and are deceivingly difficult. adding the instability of the ball to a plank requires the usage of deep abdominal muscles.
when lindsey first started working on these, she could barely extended her arms forward...look how far she has come in such a short time! so proud of you!
#better_thoughts#the_power_of_sleep everything from lucid thinking, to good decision making, to proper digestion, to high performance is heavily dependent on getting good quality sleep.
unfortunately, more than a third of adults get fewer than 7 hours of sleep each night, the minimum needed to keep your risk of health problems in check.
here are some of the best tips and tricks to maximize the quality of your sleep 💤
1- eat small to medium meals 90 -120 mins before bed and limit fluid consumption 🍶🍽
2- turn off electronics 💻📱
remove your eyes from all devices minimum 30 mins before going to bed, as the artifical lights interfers with the production of melatonin which ensures deep sleep and plays an important role in regulating metabolism”
3-set your room to an appropriate temperature 🌃
“temperature being too cold/hot, might effect the quality of sleep”
This was a horrible session. the top set was supposed to be 635lbs for a triple, which should’ve been doable for me. although a little achy all my beltless warmups went up without any issues. okay 635lbs on the bar leggo!!! as soon as i got into position the taste of last night’s chipotle (double barbacoa) started to come up. i tried to let it pass, but unfortunately it didn’t. “alright derek give it a few minutes and give it another go.” at this point all my hype was gone from the first attempt. i put on riri’s song rude boy and built up enough confidence to give it another try (refuse to let bae down)... i was able to grind out and ugly 2, but it felt horrible. then attempted to hit some drop down sets with 545lbs, and couldn’t even budge it off the floor.... oh well, we all have bad days. i’ll redo this entire week next week 🤷🏾♂️.